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How to create links via the blogroll into your blog's sidebar in WordPress

How to create links via the blogroll into your blog's sidebar in WordPress

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  • How to create links via a blogrollin your sidebar in WordPresshttp://fairyblogmother.co.uk
  • To add links to yoursidebar, you first need tocreate some links.Go to the ‘Links’ tab in theleft hand sidebar in theDashboard.
  • Here are the listings of the links Ialready have in my sidebar blogroll.We are going to add another one.
  • Clicking on ‘Add New’ under‘Links’ will bring up the ‘AddNew Link’ page.
  • Give your new link a name, forexample, the title of the websiteor blog.
  • Fill in the full URL ofthe website or blogyou want to link to.
  • Provide a descriptionif necessary.
  • Choose a category.New blogs will have‘Blogroll’ as theirchoice. We can changethat name later.
  • Select ‘_blank’ if youwish the link to open ina new window or tab.This will stop the visitorfrom losing your blog.
  • State this website’srelationship to you ifapplicable.
  • Don’t forget to click onthe ‘Add Link’ buttonon the top right.
  • Now go back to theLinks listing page tosee your new addition(listed alphabetically).
  • And if you have the linkswidget already inserted,go to the sidebar andtake a look!
  • To place the appropriatewidget in your sidebar, go to‘Widgets’ under‘Appearance’ in the leftsidebar in the Dashboard.
  • Amongst the widgetsavailable, search for theone labelled ‘Links’.
  • And drag it into thesidebar available on theright of the widgets page.
  • Open up the widget, select thecorrect category (the default willbe ‘Blogroll’), check the ‘ShowLink Name’ box and click on the‘Save’ button.
  • If you don’t want the categoryname ‘Blogroll’, you can changeit, or create another one.Go to ‘Link Categories’ under‘Links in the left hand sidebar inthe Dashboard.
  • This is where youcreate newcategories (whichare the titles of thelink widgets) andedit them (forexample, thedefault name‘Blogroll’).
  • To edit a link category’sname, for example thedefault ‘Blogroll’, mouseover its name to bring upthe ‘Edit’ link.
  • Here is the ‘Edit LinkCategory’ page.
  • Change ‘Blogroll’ towhatever categoryname you like.
  • Don’t forget toclick on the‘Update’ button.
  • And check outyour new linkcategory’sname.
  • Or you cancreate a newlink categorytoo.
  • When you’vefinished, click on the‘Add New LinkCategory’ button.
  • And check outyour new linkcategory.
  • It will only showup in your linkwidget onceyou’ve allocatedlinks to it.